thought patrolwho are we?

We are leadership advisors who enable organisations to realise their full potential. Our mission is to ‘reframe leadership and humanise the workplace. We achieve this through enabling Stragile™ leadership, culture and strategy. This produces alignment and adaptability, which improves productivity, and innovation, creating sustainable profitability.

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Mark Bilton - Strategist

How DoWe Deliver?

Based on our Stragile™ Model, we Mentor Leaders, Facilitate Strategy, Advise the C-Suite and Boards, and Speak, to equip leaders and their teams, to navigate a rapidly changing workplace.

strategic planning

Group Facilitation for ‘Strategy Connect’ Strategy Days.

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leader’s mentor

Mentoring for Established and Emerging Leaders.

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leadership advice

Advice for Boards, Owners and Leaders.

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Thought PatrolWhy Us?

Our Purpose: “to enable leaders and their organisations to realise their full potential”. The contemporary business environment challenges conventional leadership practice. Our programs and resources are practical, applicable and relevant to a post-industrial workplace.

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Mark Bilton BSc GradDipBus MBA FAICD FAIM

Mark Bilton BSc GradDipBus MBA FAICD FAIM

CEO Advisor | Managing Director

Mark is a Leadership Advisor, Strategist and Speaker. He enables leaders to ‘realise their potential’, and is on a mission to ‘reframe leadership’ and ‘humanise the workplace’.

Experience

Managing Partner, Mark Bilton is highly regarded as an international award winning, commercially astute, leader. He brings 20 years’ CEO experience; leadership, culture, and strategic, insights to both the executive’ and board’ tables. A turnaround CEO, his ability to design and implement real world business strategies, adds significant value for all stakeholders. Mark has led multinational organizations through transformational change; companies like Gloria Jeans Coffees, where he oversaw 40 countries, Hagameyer Brands and the Charles Parsons Group.

OUR VALUES

1. Honour We honour and respect all stakeholders. 2. Passion We are passionate about everything we do. 3. Excellence We strive for excellence at all times. 4. Partnership We partner based on integrity and trust. 5. Integrity We value integrity over convenience. 6. Authentic We remain real and grounded.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

1. Know Your Why. Purpose unlocks passion and direction. 2. Respect and Honour. Everyone, regardless of role or relationship, should be treated with honour and respect. 3. Control is an Illusion. Clear vision, direction and empowerment result in momentum. 4. Democratise Information. An organisation with transparency builds trust, understanding and alignment. 5. Culture Unlocks Potential. Invest in your people; your people will invest in your customers; then your customers will invest in you. 6. Innovate and Differentiate. Innovation is not an event it is a cultural imperative. Innovation drives differentiation and success. 7. Simplicity trumps Complexity. The elegant and effective solution is the simple refined from the complex. 8. Humanize the Workplace. Relax and enjoy, we spend a lot of time at work we might as well enjoy it. 9. Clear Strategy. To empower people, you need direction and clear simple milestones; that’s strategy. 10. To Lead is to Serve. Real leadership is an act of service.

SERVICES

1. Speak. Keynote Addresses for Conference, Board and Leadership Team Meetings.

2. Mentor. Leadership Mentoring, for CEOs, CFOs, Business Owners, and Emerging Leaders.

3. Advise. Leadership Advice, for CEOs, CFOs, Business Owners, and Boards.

4. Facilitate. Group Strategic Facilitation, and Leadership Advisory.

Some of our Clients

Based on our Stragile™ Model, we mentor, facilitate, advise and speak, to equip leaders to navigate a rapidly changing workplace.

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what dowe teach?

Our Stragile™ topics enable leaders to navigate a rapidly changing business environment and transform their workplace.

Leadership

Unlock potential through authentic leadership.

Strategy

How to create and lead change.

Culture

How to create a productive workplace.

Latest Leadership Posts

 

10 Leadership Books To Read Going Into 2019

Warren Buffett attributes his success to reading. To emulate his knack for smart books, start with these 10 leadership tomes. By Gene Hammett Gene is a speaker, growth strategist, and host of the LeadersintheTrenches.com podcast. He knows a lot about leadership! Here...

7 Signs of a Toxic Manager That Should Be Stopped Immediately

rA Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults found that 50 percent of employees left their jobs “to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”

As you inspect your managers closely, you may find certain negative people practices and untrustworthy behaviors that are consistent with what research has confirmed will lead to adverse conditions that affect human performance.

Here are seven of the most toxic management behaviors that will stifle the human spirit and suck the soul out of an organization.

4 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

I like succinct articles, that capture the essential elements go leadership truth. Here’s an excellent example from Entrepreneur.com. Clay Mathile and Joni Fedders here espouse that to build a better business and culture, company leaders need to master these essential skills. Its a short list but essential none the less, and built on lots of practical experience helping leaders be more effective. 

Why Your Professional Persona Matters

For superheroes, getting into professional mode is as easy as slapping on some spandex, a mask and a cape. For the everyday entrepreneur or corporate leader, however, the proper work mindset is less about attire and more about adopting a professional persona. Your professional persona is your personal branding in the workplace. It refers to the way that you conduct yourself publicly in a business setting, and the image you project to coworkers and colleagues. Far from contrived or inauthentic, it’s simply the polished-up way that you present yourself professionally. Here’s Timothy Sykes, take on professional persona, writing here for Entrepreneur.com

Do You Have The Vision To Be Agile?

It’s an organization’s North Star that enables agility in times of change and transformation. We all know that in today’s business world it’s essential to stay flexible and be agile. Here is a portion of Jan Bruce’s take on the importance of a clear sense of purpose in enabling agility. Jan is the CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, the only human capital management platform based on the science of resilience, writing here for Forbes.

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator. Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Here is Travis Bradberry’s take on what makes a great communicator from Success.com.

what are theexperts saying?

A ‘New Business Environment’, needs a ‘New Leadership Paradigm’.

“Once employees feel challenged, invigorated and productive, their efforts will naturally translate into profit and growth for the organisation.”

Ricardo Semler

CEO, Serco Partners

I think the most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.

Seth Godin

Author, Seth Godin Inc.

Management innovation is going to be the most enduring source of competitive advantage. There will be lots of rewards for firms in the vanguard.

Dr Gary Hamel

Director, MIX

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Please feel free to make contact. We will respond, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Address: Suite 1308, 109 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

Phone: +61 400768881

eMail: info@thoughtpatrol.com

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